“Protect the Bloodline”
- What is this movie about?
Selene fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. Fifth movie in the Underworld saga.
- Why should you watch it?
If you have watched the previous four Underworld movies, then you should continue with this one (like myself). This movie takes place right after the previous one. Everybody is trying to find Selena’s daughter because as a hybrid that she is, her blood is the key to stop the war.
Yes, we already know this story from other movies and sadly in this one there are many plot holes that are filled with action sequences: lycans vs vampires, vampires vs vampires, ice skating… It is a shame because the first Underworld movie it really was a breath of fresh air (it was 2003) and now, 13 years later cash is king and they are still presenting new movie after new movie, continuing a story that does need to be continued. They should have stopped right after the second movie. To be clear: this movie gives not much added value into the Underworld universe and it still leaves some old and new unanswered questions.
Of course we like watching Kate Beckinsale kicking some faces and biting some asses but just kicking for kicking without a reason behind it might get us tired of it. The war between vampires and lycans is till the main theme of the movie and there is no way that we can remember why is started in the first place (to answer that we would have to rewatch all the movies). Best/worst of all? It looks like there is a sixth movie coming!
A movie made for fans of the saga. And for those no fans, there is a quick summary of the previous movie at the beginning for you to be filled up and try to enjoy if not for the story but for the battle sequences.